All elected councillors serving on Lincolnshire County Council are paid allowances every year, together with co-opted members appointed to certain committees.
The public is entitled to know exactly how much each councillor received, as well as the types of allowances they were paid.
The level of the allowance is recommended by an independent panel made up of suitable people from outside the council.
Councillors may also be paid an extra amount - known as a Special Responsibility Allowance - for their work in an important post, such as the leader of the council and the chairmen of different council bodies.
Both the basic and special responsibility allowances are taxable and subject to National Insurance.
Travel and subsistence is payable to councillors on official duties. The vast majority of expenditure is for travel to and from County Offices in Lincoln.
The variation in payments between councillors tends to reflect both how far they live from County Offices and the different roles they have on the council.
In accordance with the Local Authorities’ (Members’ Allowances) (England) Regulations 2003, details of the amounts paid for the year 2011/2012 are available in ‘Downloads’.